Bimota, 1978, KB1

1978 – Bimota “KB1”  – Italy

Unveiled in Milan in 1978 and designed by Massimo Tamburini, the KB1 was built in 827 examples all sold as a kit. Just 16 KB1 were sold already assembled. The frame is designed to make the operations on the engine simple.

Except for a few bikes, the Bimota models name always followed a simple name with two letters and a number:

  • The first letter is the initial of the engine maker: H for Honda, K for Kawasaki, S for Suzuki, Y for Yamaha, D for Ducati, G for Gilera (the latter just for racing versions);
  • La second letter is the B of Bimota;
  • The number represents how many bikes with the engine from the same maker were made: for example SB3 is the third Bimota powered by a Suzuki engine; YB11 is the eleventh Bimota powered by a Yamaha engine.

 

TECHNICAL NOTES:

  • Red/white paint
  • 4 Mikuni carburetors
  • Air cooled engine
  • Multiple disks clutch in oil bath
  • Footpegs, handlebar, fork made in avional
  • 193 kilos
Vehicle
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Model: Bimota KB1
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